Nominees of unable hajj pilgrims can withdraw deposited fund

Nominees of potential pilgrims registered by the government who already deposited their hajj funds but are unable to attend this year due to death, illness, or age limit will be allowed to withdraw their deposited money.

The ministry of religious affairs on Wednesday issued a notice regarding the withdrawal of the deposit in case of death, illness, or expiry of the age limit of the depositors.

The nominees would be able to withdraw the deposited money by applying to the registration refund system by logging onto, it said.

Performing hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and able-bodied Muslims are obliged to perform it at least once in their lifetime if they can afford it.

The five-day hajj pilgrimage takes place from the eighth to the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

In 2022, hajj will be observed in July 7-12.

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